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First for Haryana: 10/10 for BJP

First for Haryana: 10/10 for BJP

Hoodas, Chautalas swept aside by Modi wave in state24 May 2019 | 12:48 PM

CHANDIGARH:For the first time since Haryana was carved out as a separate state in 1966, the BJP made a clean sweep by winning all 10 Lok Sabha seats in the state, while the Congress, the INLD and its offshoot JJP faced humiliating defeats.

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Sushil Manav

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 23

For the first time since Haryana was carved out as a separate state in 1966, the BJP made a clean sweep by winning all 10 Lok Sabha seats in the state, while the Congress, the INLD and its offshoot JJP faced humiliating defeats.

Prominent among the losers were former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and his son Deepender Hooda. Deepender, in particular, was confident of retaining the Rohtak seat, which his family has won 11 out of 17 times. 

The BJP also succeeded in smashing the bastions of the Chautala clan at Sirsa and Hisar. Besides Hoodas, the other big name who lost was former Union minister Kumari Selja in Ambala. Union Minister Rao Inderjit Singh defeated old rival Capt Ajay Yadav, while Union Minister Krishan Pal Gujjar, who won the Faridabad seat in 2014 with a 4.7 lakh margin, defeated former Congress MP Avtar Singh Bhadana.

Former CM Om Prakash Chautala’s grandsons — Arjun, Dushyant and Digvijay — also faced defeat. 

The Hisar seat was won by bureaucrat-turned-politician Brijendra Singh. Bhiwani-Mahendragarh was won by Dharambir Singh, while Sanjay Bhatia and Nayab Singh Saini secured huge victories in Karnal and Kurukshetra.

Khattar emerges as tallest non-Jat leader in state after Bhajan Lalmahaballot 2019 haryana

Khattar emerges as tallest non-Jat leader in state after Bhajan Lal

24 May 2019 | 9:20 AM

CHANDIGARH: The emergence of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar as the tallest non-Jat leader in the state after Bhajan Lal, a former CM, is one the biggest takeaways of the 2019 Lok Sabha poll.

Modi wave, Khattar’s work, micro-campaign led to win

Modi wave, Khattar’s work, micro-campaign led to win

24 May 2019 | 7:51 AM

CHANDIGARH: The “Modi wave” and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s “magic” of good governance has given the BJP its best-ever performance in the Lok Sabha elections, providing it a needed morale booster in the run-up to the Haryana Assembly elections later this year.

It’s a double whammy for Hoodas

It’s a double whammy for Hoodas

24 May 2019 | 7:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:The rout of the state Congress may form the big picture in Haryana, but the picture within the picture that is worrisome for former Chief Minister and Congress MLA Bhupinder Singh Hooda is his defeat by 1.58 lakh votes at the hands of BJP candidate Ramesh Kaushik in a seat seen as his backyard.

Chautala brand takes a hit with defeat for fourth-gen leaders

Chautala brand takes a hit with defeat for fourth-gen leaders

24 May 2019 | 7:51 AM

CHANDIGARH: It is the Chautala brand which took a massive hit in Haryana, as all three great grandsons of former Deputy PM Devi Lal lost on Thursday. While two lost miserably, one was a poor runner-up.

BJP’s incumbent MP Dharambir retains Bhiwani-Mahendragarh

BJP’s incumbent MP Dharambir retains Bhiwani-Mahendragarh

24 May 2019 | 4:45 PM

ROHTAK: BJP’s incumbent MP and party’s candidate for the Bhiwani-Mahendragarh Lok Sabha seat Dharambir Singh has retained the seat by defeating his nearest rival and Congress nominee Shruti Choudhry by a margin of 4,44,463 votes.

Morale booster for BJP ahead of Assembly poll

24 May 2019 | 7:50 AM

CHANDIGARH: The BJP’s emphatic victory in Haryana in the Lok Sabha poll today is likely to have a huge bearing on the upcoming Assembly elections scheduled to be held by October this year.

No takers for JJP-AAP’s ‘alternative politics’

No takers for JJP-AAP’s ‘alternative politics’

24 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

CHANDIGARH: There seems to be no takers for the JJP-AAP’s ‘alternative politics’ in Haryana. The dismal performance of the alliance in the LSelections has indicated that it is yet to make its mark in Haryana’s politics.

Cong fights old demon: Infighting

Cong fights old demon: Infighting

24 May 2019 | 7:53 AM

CHANDIGARH: The faction-driven politics of the Haryana Congress stands rejected with the announcement of the Lok Sabha election results. Its defeat in all 10 seats in Haryana stands out as a sore thumb for the party, its leadership, and the entire rank and file.

Rohtak no more a Jat bastion

Rohtak no more a Jat bastion

24 May 2019 | 7:49 AM

ROHTAK: Arvind Sharma of the BJP has defeated three-time MP and Congress nominee Deepender Hooda by a narrow margin of over 3,000 votes. It is for the first time that a non-Jat candidate has secured victory in Jat-dominated Rohtak.

BSP plays spoiler in Rohtak, fares poorly elsewhere

24 May 2019 | 7:50 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Bahujan Samaj Party’s (BSP) vote share dipped from 4.6 per cent in 2014 to 3.63 per cent in 2019, but in Rohtak it worked as a spoiler for the Congress as its candidate Kishan Lal Panchal got over 38,000 votes.

Only Rohtak stands in way of BJP's clean sweep in Haryana

Only Rohtak stands in way of BJP's clean sweep in Haryana

24 May 2019 | 7:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Congress party’s three-time MP Deepender Singh Hooda is a thorn in the BJP's path to a clean sweep in Haryana with the two parties having a neck-and-neck fight in the Rohtak seat.

Counting of ballots for 10 Haryana seats begins

Counting of ballots for 10 Haryana seats begins

23 May 2019 | 8:29 AM

CHANDIGARH: The counting of ballots for all the 10 parliamentary seats of Haryana began on Thursday amid tight security, electoral officials said.

Extortion racket: DC of Charkhi Dadri out

23 May 2019 | 7:47 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ahead of the counting for the Lok Sabha elections, the Haryana Government posted Mukesh Kumar Ahuja as the Deputy Commissioner of Charkhi Dadri.

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Seven-month-old girl raped, neighbour held

23 May 2019 | 7:46 AM

Mahendragarh: A seven-month-old girl was allegedly raped at a village under the Narnaul subdivision on Wednesday. The victim, daughter of a labourer from Uttar Pradesh, is in a critical condition and has been admitted to the PGIMS, Rohtak.

Chandigarh youth killed in mishap

23 May 2019 | 7:44 AM

PANIPAT: A 21-year-old Chandigarh youth died and another sustained injuries in an accident near Yamuna Enclave flyover in the wee hours on Wednesday.

Show proof of MLAs’ support, Speaker tells LoP aspirant Kiran

23 May 2019 | 7:44 AM

CHANDIGARH: Nearly two months after Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Kiran Choudhry staked claim on the post of Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the state Assembly, Speaker Kanwar Pal Gujjar has asked her to provide proof of her party’s MLAs’ support.

Oppn rattled by likely defeat: Vij

Oppn rattled by likely defeat: Vij

23 May 2019 | 7:44 AM

AMBALA: Health and Sports Minister Anil Vij on Wednesday accused the Opposition parties of “disrespecting” people’s mandate by raising doubts on the electronic voting machines (EVMs).

D-day arrives, all eyes on Rohtak, SonepatHigh-stakes contest

D-day arrives, all eyes on Rohtak, Sonepat

23 May 2019 | 7:44 AM

CHANDIGARH: All eyes will be on the Sonepat, Rohtak Lok Sabha seats where former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and his son Deepender Hooda are facing stiff challenge from the ruling BJP as counting of votes begins tomorrow.

Result jitters: Nominees keeping fingers crossed

23 May 2019 | 7:44 AM

KARNAL: The political future of all 16 candidates from Karnal, including BJP nominee Sanjay Bhatia, Congress’ Kuldeep Sharma, INLD’s Dharamvir Singh Padha, AAP-JJP alliance candidate Krishan Aggarwal, BSP-LSP alliance candidate Pankaj Chaudhary and others, will be decided on Thursday.

Three Sonepat girls part of junior hockey team

Three Sonepat girls part of junior hockey team

23 May 2019 | 8:50 AM

SONEPAT: Sharmila, Priti and Mahima Chaudhary from local industrial area hockey ground club have been selected in the Junior Indian Women’s Hockey team, which will be participating in the five day International Junior Women Hockey Invitation Tournament at Dublin in Ireland.

Karnal research centre to grow potato without soil

Karnal research centre to grow potato without soil

23 May 2019 | 7:44 AM

KARNAL: Soil and other growing media, such as cocopeat, are no longer necessary for growing potato as Potato Technology Centre (PTC) at Shamgarh in Karnal with the help of Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI), Shimla, is going to start work on a research project for producing potato in air by the aeroponics technique.

Police ready for today’s counting

Police ready for today’s counting

23 May 2019 | 7:44 AM

ANDIGARH: Director General of Police (DGP) Manoj Yadava has said the state has received 10 additional companies of the Central armed paramilitary forces to maintain law and order in Rohtak, Sonepat, Jhajjar, Bhiwani, Sirsa and Hisar districts after the announcement of the Lok Sabha results on Thursday.

OLX fraudsters in R’sthan pose challenge to police

23 May 2019 | 7:44 AM

ROHTAK: A probe by a special investigation team (SIT) of the Rohtak police inquiring into a bunch of cases of OLX and other online frauds has zeroed in on a cluster of villages located in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan.

MLAs to keep watch on voting patterns

MLAs to keep watch on voting patterns

23 May 2019 | 7:44 AM

ROHTAK: Although MLAs of both the Congress and BJP in the Rohtak parliamentary constituency are claiming victory of their party candidate in the Lok Sabha elections, many of them, as per sources, are worried and under pressure over the victory of their candidate in the respective Assembly segments as they know that the poll outcome would affect their political fortunes in the state elections due in October.

30 tourist complexes running in losses

30 tourist complexes running in losses

23 May 2019 | 12:15 PM

KARNAL: As many as 30 tourist complexes run by Haryana Tourism Corporation Ltd (HTCL) are running in loss, causing a burden of Rs 4.92 crore to the state exchequer in 2018-19.

Scheme for slum dwellers’ rehab a failure

Scheme for slum dwellers’ rehab a failure

23 May 2019 | 7:44 AM

FARIDABAD: The civic body’s efforts to rehabilitate slum dwellers, occupying government land, have gone in vain, with the latter refusing to shift base.

Sexual abuse: College principal suspended

23 May 2019 | 7:44 AM

FARIDABAD : The Director, Higher Education, has suspended Narender Kumar, Principal, Government College for Women, Sector 16, after a sexual harassment racket was unearthed in the college a few days ago.

New twist to Jagadhri woman’s murder case

23 May 2019 | 7:44 AM

YAMUNANAGAR: The murder case of a woman has taken a new twist as the accused has reportedly told the police that he murdered her at the behest of her father-in-law over a property dispute.

Let CBI probe post-matric scholarship scam, says PAC

23 May 2019 | 7:44 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Haryana Legislative Assembly has recommended a CBI probe into the multi-crore post-matric scholarship scam to the state government after it rejected the internal inquiry report.

Fake income certificate for EWS admission detected

Fake income certificate for EWS admission detected

23 May 2019 | 7:44 AM

AMBALA: The Federation of Private Schools Welfare Association has claimed that a person submitted a false income certificate for the admission of his ward in a private school under Rule 134-A of the Haryana School Education Rules (HSER), 2003, in Ambala City.

HC ex-judge panel to probe multiple HUDA allotments

HC ex-judge panel to probe multiple HUDA allotments

23 May 2019 | 10:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Handing over the inquiry into the HUDA multiple plot allotment case to a three-member committee headed by a retired HC judge, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today said thousands of plots were allotted in violation of the policy in force.

What makes it Haryana’s zero per cent school

What makes it Haryana’s zero per cent school

23 May 2019 | 11:45 AM

AMBALA/CHANDIGARH:With all 10 students of Government High School, Bhurangpur, flunking the Class X Haryana school board exams, the school has earned itself the dubious distinction of zero per cent result.

Eyeing Assembly poll, Khattar govt set for mega recruitment

Eyeing Assembly poll, Khattar govt set for mega recruitment

23 May 2019 | 9:45 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Manohar Lal Khattar-led government in Haryana is all set to build upon the goodwill it earned through the “fair appointments” by going into a recruitment overdrive to fill vacancies before the Assembly elections later this year.

7.39 lakh MT wheat procured in Kaithal

22 May 2019 | 8:00 AM

KAITHAL: The government has purchased 7.39 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of wheat from farmers till Wednesday in the ongoing 2019-20 marketing year.

3 ‘attackers’ on day’s police remand

22 May 2019 | 8:00 AM

Kaithal: A day after three persons allegedly attacked a complainant outside a local court in Kaithal, the purported attackers were sent to one day's police remand on Tuesday.

Addl forces for EVMs’ security

22 May 2019 | 8:00 AM

Chandigarh: The Haryana Police have deployed six additional companies of paramilitary forces as part of tight security measures for EVMs in the “sensitive” districts of Rohtak, Sonepat, Jhajjar, Bhiwani, Sirsa, Hisar and Fatehabad, ADGP (Law and Order) Navdeep Singh Virk said on Tuesday.

Sops promised to farmers opting for non-paddy crops

Sops promised to farmers opting for non-paddy crops

22 May 2019 | 8:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: With the decline in the groundwater level assuming alarming proportions across the state, the Haryana Government today unveiled a bonanza, including cash incentives, for the farmers shifting from water-guzzling paddy to other crops.

Taking no chances, Cong supporters pitch tents at EVM centres in Rohtak

Taking no chances, Cong supporters pitch tents at EVM centres in Rohtak

22 May 2019 | 8:00 AM

ROHTAK: Residents of Haryana are considered to be politically aware and pro-active, and it becomes especially evident at the time of elections.

Postal ballots to be taken in till nth hour

22 May 2019 | 8:00 AM

SONEPAT: Sonepat Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer Dr Shaleen today said postal ballot papers received even an hour before counting on May 23 would be accepted.

VVPATs, e-votes to delay poll results

VVPATs, e-votes to delay poll results

22 May 2019 | 8:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Lok Sabha election results in all 10 parliamentary constituencies of Haryana, like other parts of the country, are expected to get delayed by a minimum of five hours on May 23 or may be delayed past midnight and go to May 24 morning due to VVPAT (voter-verified paper audit trail).

Irrigation dept begins probe against officials for ‘dereliction’ of dutyBlocking Yamuna flow

Irrigation dept begins probe against officials for ‘dereliction’ of duty

22 May 2019 | 8:00 AM

YAMUNANAGAR: The Irrigation and Water Resources Department has initiated an inquiry against officials for dereliction of duty in connection with obstruction in the main stream of the Yamuna in Kanalsi village.

Shoulder-related ailments on the rise

22 May 2019 | 8:00 AM

MUNANAGAR: Dr Manit Arora, consultant, shoulder and knee surgery, Fortis Hospital, Mohali, said a 500 per cent increase was seen in shoulder-related ailments in North India in the last one year.

Deactivate child lock by July 1, cabbies told

22 May 2019 | 8:00 AM

KARNAL: The office of the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) has asked taxi owners to remove the child-lock feature from their vehicles by July 1.

Farmers lose interest in sunflower cultivation

Farmers lose interest in sunflower cultivation

22 May 2019 | 8:00 AM

AMBALA: The area under sunflower cultivation has decreased to 1,160 hectares.

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